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Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen

Mit dem immateriell wirkenden Turm der Winde, der vielen wie eine Vorwegnahme der Architektur des 21. Jahrhunderts erschien, wurde Toyo Ito 1986 …

The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World

What makes a building world-famous? The answer is most likely some combination of magnificence, size, and historical importance. But it's far from an …

The Case For Tall Wood Buildings

Michael Green is calling for a drastic paradigm shift in the way we build. Forget steel, straw, concrete and shipping containers; use wood to erect …

Tamas Dezso’s ‘Notes for an Epilogue’ Captures Romania in A Moment of Transition - The Fox Is Black

Last week Time Magazine shared a fantastic collection of photographs taken by the Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso. The series – entitled Notes For …

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology

At a time when women in science were a rarity, German-born naturalist and illustrator <b>Maria Sibylla Merian</b> (April 2, 1647–January 13, 1717) did for the study of insects what pioneering fossil-hunter Mary Anning did for paleontology and egg collector and scientific illustrator Genevieve Jones did for …

E. B. White’s Love Letter to His Wife on the Occasion of Her Pregnancy, “Written” by Their Dog

<b>E. B. White</b> — beloved author, celebrator of New York, champion of integrity, upholder of linguistic style — topped the ranks of literary history’s famous pet-lovers as he made room in his home and his heart for a dozen dogs of various breeds over the course of eight decades. Indeed, dogs, alongside …

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

On July 16, 2001, <b>Elmore Leonard</b> (October 11, 1925–August 20, 2013) made his timeless contribution to the meta-literary canon in a short piece for <i>The New York Times</i>, outlining his ten rules of writing. The essay, which inspired the <i>Guardian</i> series that gave us similar lists of writing rules by Zadie …

10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn

On a recent visit to the <b>Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966</b> exhibition at San Francisco’s De Young fine arts museum, I was taken with a small, simple sheet of paper handed to visitors, printed on which were the artists’ ten rules for beginning a painting — a sort of manifesto that …

Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves

If you’ve ever walked a city block with a field naturalist, you know that on every square inch of surface, entire microcosms oscillate between vibrant life and violent death. And if you’ve ever seen Isabella Rossellini’s wonderfully entertaining and educational <i>Green Porno</i>, you know that those …

How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism

<b>Philip K. Dick</b> is as well-known today for his era-defining science fiction as he is for the series of unusual experiences he had in the spring of 1974, which he dubbed his “exegesis”. Occupying the intersection of the scientific, the philosophical, and the mystical, the exegesis shaped Dick’s work …

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Mixed-Use Building in Paris Winning Proposal / SOA Architectes

Constructing on such a vast area in the very heart of Paris, where nothing has been built yet, calls for an encounter between the remote and the …